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Le Yaca French Restaurant

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1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2867 (Formerly Le Yaca)
+1 757-220-3616
Today
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Sun - Wed 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Springfield, Virginia
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was our first visit to Le Yaca. It's an upscale restaurant located in a parking lot. We didn't really know what to expect. It was absolutely terrific!! The food was outstanding--fine dining at moderate prices. We had the beef and shrimp with salad and lobster and shrimp meals with the French onion soup, followed by desserts. The bottles of... More 

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Thank Bleu-I's K
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you enjoy a n elegant and quiet surroundings and French food that has exquisite flavors, then this will become your new favorite restaurant.

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Thank DeAnna T
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is a must,class with a nice price, that won't hurt your pocket, if you can't afford paris,please come to this restaurant, and get a dinning experience

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Thank craigj802
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and several friends have eaten at Le Yaca many times since the new location in High Street was opened. The food (French) is terrific with nary a complaint. We like to get the 3-course fixed price option. It's just the right amount of food and you get soup or salad, a choice of entrees and a choice of... More 

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Thank rocketgpa
Williamsburg, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been there many times since have lived in area. Always the freshest ingredients & meticulously prepared. Brunch on weekends & lunch anytime a particular good value. Fantastic service. Owner really does come around to inquire about one's experience. A favorite.

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Thank pomdiva3
Williamsburg, Virginia
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've eaten at La Yaca several times and have always enjoyed our visit. The service and menu quality are well worth the higher prices. It's a great place for a special occasion. The atmosphere is very pleasant.

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Thank vacivilwar
Colorado
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have enjoyed this restaurant from the year it opened. The food is excellent and consistent. We have never been disappointed. It is a lovely restaurant with excellent service. A Williamsburg gem.

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Thank Judymush
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This French restaurant has a romantic rustic ambiance. It is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner or quiet dinner with friends. The menu is varied with choices that would appeal to anyone wanting unique and authentic French cuisine. My favorite dessert is the Grand Marnier soufflé. The prices for dinner are a little more than your typical restaurant (Olive... More 

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Thank Kathleen C
Williamsburg, Virginia
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went with a group of ladies for Holiday lunch. Food was good, but... Orders were mixed up, dietary requests ignored, some were offered coffee and dessert, others not (some had ordered meals where it was included, but others were not offered the option of ordering a la carte, just handed a check when the entree was cleared) and one diner... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food choices are many and the quality is excellent on everything that I have tried. The service is also excellent and the atmosphere is very nice (nicely decorated, comfortable chairs). The bar itself and the bar dining area are a nice option since you can get essentially the same food as the dining room but a smaller portion. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2867 (Formerly Le Yaca)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-220-3616
Description
Le Yaca began in a tiny, country village(Courchevel)in the French Alps in 1964.Daniele Bourderau & Gerard decided that it would be fun to open a small restaurant. When friends learned of their plans they told the hopeful restaurateurs that they were crazy to think that people would drive 8 kilometers on a winding, icy road for dinner.Daniele and Gerard hesitated for 3 months and then decided: “yaca le faire,” a contraction of the French phrase “ il n’y a qu’a le faire” which basically means “let’s do it.” They called the restaurant Le Yaca as a gag. But the name caught on with customers, who were amused by the pun and contributed to the restaurant’s lore by inventing “yaca-isms ” of their own: yaca y aller (let’s go). Daniele came to the United States & opened Le Yaca in Williamsburg.Daniel Abid bought le Yaca in 2001. Daniel worked and trained in such prestigious places as “Le Pre Catelan” and “Lenotre” in Paris; “L’Amandier” and “Roger Verge" and to top it all off “Alain Ducasse.”

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